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Old 03-20-2017   #841
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Paul Goble: Proposed citizenship law opens the way for Moscow to annex other countries
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Staunton, March 14 – Given their obsession with imperial projects, Aleksandr Golts says, anything Konstantin Zatulin or Natalya Poklonskaya proposes invites to be interpreted in that light, even if what they are talking about is no more than asserting what the proper rules of arithmetic are for Russian citizens.

Thus, the Russian commentator writes in Yezhednevny zhurnal, their latest proposal,, one that calls for offering Russian citizenship to all whose ancestors lived in the USSR “or even in the Russian Empire,” as long as they know Russian, appears to be less “a jus soli” as it has been advertised but rather “a law for annexation” (ej.ru/?a=note&id=30850).

Under the terms of their proposal, he says, “the overwhelming majority of residents of the post-Soviet state would gain the right to [Russian] citizenship” and wouldn’t even be required by Moscow to give up their citizenship in these states, thereby creating a large and potentially dangerous class of dual citizens without the bilateral agreements international law requires.

Had such a law been adopted in the early 1990s, “it undoubtedly would have been just” given that Russia declared itself to be “the legal successor of the Soviet Union and took responsibility for all its citizens, Golts says. But at that time and for more than a decade thereafter, Moscow did all it could to make getting Russian citizenship difficult.

Even now, the proposed law might not seem all that much of an innovation were it not for the well-known positions of the two authors and “the reputation of the Russian state standing behind their backs,” including that of its head, Vladimir Putin. And Zatulin and Poklonskaya have not been shy about what they are really about in taking this step today.

Zatulin, for instance, told Ekho Moskvy that under the terms of their proposed law, “now, the right to receive Russian citizenship will be obtained by Russian speakers living on the territory of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and now on,” with no mention whatsoever that those claiming it would need to move to Russia itself.

It should be remembered, Golts continues, that “the massive handing out of Russian passports in Abkhazia and South Ossetia was on4e of the most important provoking factors which led to the war with Georgia.” And now, there is “no doubt” that “thousands” of Donbass residents will seek to replace the documents of the self-proclaimed republics with Russian ones.

In this way, the Russian commentator says, “will be formed on Ukrainian territory enclaves populated by citizens of Russia.”# And after that, there can be little doubt that Moscow will push for the legalization of the existence of those enclaves and the full participation of the Russian citizens in Russian life.

One immediate consequence of this, Golts observes, is that Putin will gain a new group of voters in the upcoming elections. But more than that, this move means that “Novorossiya” all the Kremlin denials notwithstanding will “de facto become a reality.” And once that is done, he suggests, Moscow may move to do the same thing in other parts of the former Soviet space.
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11:17 #Donetsk @The_Ukrop A Volkswagen tranporter went through #Topaz with "cargo 200" [=the dead] plate

Cargo 200 is the Russian symbol for carrying war dead...
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Report: @Nbattalion @InfoResist reported heavy fighting near #Mariupol including tanks and Grad
https://inforesist.org/volonteryi-so...yut-iz-grada/#

14:24 #Dokuchaevsk @YoZhyKvtumane Heavy outgoing fire. Battle in the west

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Maybe a major offensive now underway at Mariupol....

Reports including from the #ATO Press Center continue to come in on what maybe a major escalation on #Mariupol
http://newnews.in.ua/srochno-na-mari...yat-z-gradiv/#

Large number of tanks being reported involved in the initial fighting against UAF positions.....UAF heavy artillery is now engaging them....

Much of the fighting near #Mariupol centers around #Vodyane

Fighting now reported North of #Mariupol in #Dokuchajevsk

Ukrainian military says it destroyed an enemy position after it came under heavy fire east of #Mariupol

BREAKING: One Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded in Russian Hybrid Army attack on #Vodyane east of #Mariupol. Mortars, 152/122mm artillery, tanks, GRADs used

And before anyone claims "the Ukrainian army tried to further advance":Battle is for post-#Minsk built (pro-)#Russian position.

The Russian mercenaries had hoisted a Russian flag over the position and held it for 13 months...UAF is now moving on it...why did the UAF take so long....OSCE forbid it....

Report of now 4 KIA in the escalation of fighting near #Mariupol

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Maybe a major offensive now underway at Mariupol....

Reports including from the #ATO Press Center continue to come in on what maybe a major escalation on #Mariupol
http://newnews.in.ua/srochno-na-mari...yat-z-gradiv/#

Large number of tanks being reported involved in the initial fighting against UAF positions.....UAF heavy artillery is now engaging them....

Much of the fighting near #Mariupol centers around #Vodyane

Fighting now reported North of #Mariupol in #Dokuchajevsk

Ukrainian military says it destroyed an enemy position after it came under heavy fire east of #Mariupol

BREAKING: One Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded in Russian Hybrid Army attack on #Vodyane east of #Mariupol. Mortars, 152/122mm artillery, tanks, GRADs used

And before anyone claims "the Ukrainian army tried to further advance":Battle is for post-#Minsk built (pro-)#Russian position.

The Russian mercenaries had hoisted a Russian flag over the position and held it for 13 months...UAF is now moving on it...why did the UAF take so long....OSCE forbid it....

Report of now 4 KIA in the escalation of fighting near #Mariupol


Reportedly Russians attempted to gain new positions near Vodyane, when attack failed - used heavy artillery against Ukrainian army


Ukraine claims "6 Russian mercenaries killed, 9 injured" in ongoing fighting east of #Mariupol.

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Kremlin-backed "DNR" to open fake diplomatic mission in Greece
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/03/2...ion-in-greece/


200 units of heavy equipment...artillery and armor in #Luhansk training ground is in fact 2 battalions of Russian army armor...... spotted by OSCE patrol....Let that sink in.

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$22bn taken out of Russia via Moldova in the illegal scheme detailed by Novaya today. Tomsk annual budget is 13bn. Only roubles.
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ZVEZDA: "Star" showed the polygon scale exercises Airborne in Crimea
http://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/conte...01829-5yhi.htm
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Products of Luhansk Cartridge Works (mercenary controlled)on sale in Georgia:
https://informnapalm.org/en/products...-sale-georgia/
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Igor Dodon: Moldova will take part in the CIS Parliamentary Assembly
http://www.moldova.org/en/igor-dodon...tary-assembly/

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16:51 #Makiivka @gorodprizrakUA "F*cking great heavy launches have started"
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21:35 #Dokuchaevsk @l_vinchenso [vk] The battle intensified, both salvos and impacts, bullets ricochet off the houses

21:39 #Dokuchaevsk @GadPosledniy Allegedly, an SPG is striking towards #Mykolaivka

22:05 #Volnovakha @paniUkr It has begun. Booms are heard from #Dokuchaevsk direction

Shelling of Vodyane today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSXRwbNzElo

Russian forces shelling Vodyane near Mariupol with BM-21 GRAD

Mariupol: Russian forces shelling area of Vodyane with artillery, GRAD and mortars
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The Kremlin doesn’t know what to do with Yanukovych’s letter
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/03/2...ovychs-letter/

The just dropped dead Russian UN Ambassador had waved it in the UNSC AND now it is mssing.....

BUT Russia did not want the reasons for his droppping dead made public.....

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Avdiivka, aerial footage of the fire on terrorist positions, geolocaiton by @etkmkao
http://youtu.be/z7rmtXliJV0
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Separatist leaders attend 'Donbas integration ceremony' in the Crimea
http://uawire.org/news/in-annexed-cr...ne-into-russia
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In total since the start of Russia's war with Ukraine 2,629 Ukrainian troops have been killed and 9,400 injured.

Russia to increase amount of submarines in Black Sea to 8 until end of the year
https://twitter.com/latiniano/status...com/ctamkCxQBd
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Donbas: Yday 60 attacks on Ukr positions, 3 KIA, 9 WIA, RU forces shelled w 152&122mm artillery #Vodyane after their assault was repelled.
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Another Russian soldier was seen in Ukr Donbas: Private Levkovich Rustam
Date of birth: 27.02.1991
Achinsk, Russia
https://stopterror.in.ua/info/2017/0...j-voennyj-rf/#
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#Laundromat Exposed: how millions ultimately found their way to Russian businessmen who went on spending sprees:
https://www.occrp.org/en/laundromat/...omat-exposed/#
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